Operate sewing machines to shorten or decorate edges of material.
What does a Shirring Machine Operator do?
Operates sewing machine equipped with shirring attachment to shorten or decorate edges of material with gathers or puckers for use in fabricating articles, such as buffing wheels, curtains and tie-backs, casket interiors, hats and caps, and decorative folds in fabrics for garment trimmings: Turns screws to adjust tension of thread, length of stitch, and spacing and width of shirred runnings. Presses knee control to raise gathering device, positions edge of material beneath needle, and lowers gathering device onto material. Trims excess thread and material from shirred material, using scissors or knife-blade attachment. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title.